Plans to make two Aberdeen roads one-way in a bid to reduce damage to parked cars could be thrown out next week.
Salisbury Terrace and Gray Street are both tight squeezes for drivers – especially when cars park on both sides of the road.
Some residents have suggested a a one-way system would be an ideal solution to prevent incidents where vehicles have clipped wing mirrors and bumped the side of cars.
However, a new report by council officers has urged councillors take no action and leave both streets as they are despite support from residents in favour of such a measure being introduced.
The Mariner Hotel, situated on Great Western Road but accessed via Gray Street, was among the businesses who have objected to the proposals, arguing it could lead to the closure of the hotel.
Their letter said the measures would have a “massive impact” from a reduction in footfall, including from “passing chance business”.
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Other organisations to object include Ashley and Broomhill Community Council who said the consultation process may be flawed as some property owners may have missed the opportunity to submit their views.
An informal questionnaire put forward three options regarding traffic restrictions including a full one-way restriction on both roads, limited lengths of one way or “no entry” at a single junction on each road.
A total of 55% of Gray Street residents responded to it, with 80.4% in favour of a measure being introduced.
On Salisbury Terrace, 32% of residents responded and of those 60.6% were in favour of action being taken.
However, roads bosses have argued there are “several negative outcomes” which they consider to outweigh the benefits.
These include setting a potential precedent across the city, the impact on neighbouring businesses and the redistribution of traffic onto surrounding streets.
Councillors on the operational delivery committee will be asked to make a decision when they meet on Thursday.